Baroness Williams of Crosby Liberal Democrat


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Shirley Williams

Most spoken phrases

Last updated 3rd Jun 2009

  1. Israeli settlements
  2. Northcote Road shops
  3. Dangerous dogs petition
  4. Clapham Junction tube
  5. Heathrow expansion
  6. Health services
  7. Fly tipping

This information is based on the most frequently spoken phrases by this representative.


  • Born:

    27/7/1930 Shirley Williams
  • Positions

    PPS to Kenneth Robinson as Minister of Health 1964-66; Parliamentary Secretary, Ministry of Labour 1966-67; Minister of State: Department of Education and Science 1967-69, Home Office 1969-70; Secretary of State for: Prices and Consumer Protection 1974-76, Education and Science 1976-79; Paymaster General 1976-79.
  • Lords career

    Liberal Democrat peers: Deputy Leader 1999-2001, Leader 2001-04; Liberal Democrat Spokesperson for Foreign and Commonwealth Affairs 1998-2001.
  • Electoral history

    Contested Harwich 1954 and 1955 and Southampton Test 1959 general elections. MP (Labour) for Hitchin 1964-74, for Hertford and Stevenage 1974-79. Contested Hertford and Stevenage 1979 general election. MP (SDP) for Crosby November 1981 by-election to 1983. Contested Crosby 1983 and (SDP/Alliance) Cambridge 1987 general elections.
  • Political interests

    Globalisation, human rights, international affairs, civil liberties.
  • Party groups

    Joined the Labour Party 1946; Member, Labour Party National Executive Committee 1970-81; Social Democratic Party: Co-founder 1981, President 1982-88.
  • International bodies

    Board member: Moscow School of Political Studies 1992-, European Movement 1993-; Member, International Advisory Committee Council on Foreign Relations, New York 1994-2006; President, British-Russian Society and East-West Centre 1996-2000; Co-chair, Anglo-Dutch Society 1998-2001; Council member, Britain in Europe; Board Member: International Crisis Group, Brussels 1998-2001, Overseers of John F Kennedy School of Government, Harvard University 2001-; Commissioner, International Commission on Nuclear Proliferation and Nuclear Disarmament 2008-10.

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